UCL Students Abroad

Your Study Abroad Journey

Your journey

With students now able to go abroad with so many UCL degree programmes, there is quite a range of variability in the requirements of the application process. Check back soon for a handy guide to your Study Abroad Journey which will help you make sure that you don't miss any deadlines. 

Study Abroad - How to Apply


Once you've checked your eligibility, looked through your options and made a considered choice of institution, it's time to make your application for a study abroad placement.

The application procedure and eligibility criteria for study abroad will vary according to your department and programme of study. Please see below the information pertaining to your faculty and department. 

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Planning

The period of study abroad will be one semester and will typically take place during the spring and summer terms of your second year.

You will be required to register your initial interest in studying abroad by completing and submitting a Registration of Interest Form to the Study Abroad Team by the end of January 2015.

Expression of Interest Form

These will be available to collect from the Student Centre or your Study Abroad Tutor from November 2014. Completed forms must be returned to the Student Centre by Friday 30 January 2015

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your period of study abroad.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department and the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, the four-yearArchitectural and Interdisciplinary Studies with a Year Abroad BSc degree programme which allows for a year to be spent abroad.

The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme 

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your period of study abroad

Applying to Study Abroad
  1. Find out where you can apply and do your research
  2. Meet with your Study Abroad Tutor to agree on a list of institutions
  3. Log in to Portico and complete the Study Abroad Approval Request
  4. Once your Study Abroad Approval Request is approved, you will need to complete the second part of the application form on Portico. This should be submitted before4pm on 28 November 2014

Full instructions for the Portico application form are available here: www.ucl.ac.uk/studyabroad/how-to-apply

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, please include this on your online application. 

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.

Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Arts & Humanities

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments:

  • European Social & Political Studies
  • Greek & Latin/Classics and Ancient World Studies
  • Hebrew & Jewish Studies
  • School of European Languages, Culture & Society

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme. The period of study abroad will be one  year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your year abroad from your department during the autumn term of your second year. Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your second year, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Classics and Ancient World Studies - Non-Erasmus placements

Students may be permitted to apply to non-Erasmus placements – requests will be reviewed by the Study Abroad Tutor on a case-by-case basis. 

These exchanges are coordinated centrally by the Study Abroad Team and are also open to students from other academic departments, which means they are often very competitive. If you would like to be considered for a place on either of these exchanges you must submit an application via Portico to the Study Abroad Team during the autumn term of your second year.

Applications for UCL Exchanges will open in October 2014 and the application deadline will be 4pm on Friday 28 November 2014.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Engineering

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments:

  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Management Science & Innovation
  • Mechanical Engineering

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme which allows for a year to be spent abroad.

The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme (NB. for Biochemical and Chemical Engineering students, the year abroad takes place during the fourth year of your four-year programme).

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your period of study abroad.

Applying to Study Abroad
  1. Find out where you can apply and do your research
  2. Meet with your Study Abroad Tutor to agree on a list of institutions
  3. Log in to Portico and complete the Study Abroad Approval Request
  4. Once your Study Abroad Approval Request is approved, you will need to complete the second part of the application form on Portico. This should be submitted before 4pm on 28 November 2014

Full instructions for the Portico application form are available here: www.ucl.ac.uk/studyabroad/how-to-apply/

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, please include this on your online application. 

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.

Faculty of Laws

Law

In order to study abroad you must be registered for one of the following LLB programmes: Law with French Law, Law with German Law, Law with Hispanic Law or Law with Another Legal System. The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

You do not need to submit a Study Abroad Approval Form

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your year abroad from your department during the autumn term of your second year. Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your second year, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Faculty of Life Sciences

Life Sciences

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Phonetics & Linguistics
  • Psychology

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, the four-year MSci Biological Sciences (International Programme) or BA Linguistics (International Programme). Psychology students can study abroad as part of the three-year BSc Psychology programme.

The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme (NB. for Psychology students the year abroad takes place during the second year of your three-year programme).

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to Study Abroad
  1. Find out where you can apply and do your research
  2. Meet with your Study Abroad Tutor to agree on a list of institutions
  3. Log in to Portico and complete the Study Abroad Approval Request
  4. Once your Study Abroad Approval Request is approved, you will need to complete the second part of the application form on Portico. This should be submitted before 4pm on 28 November 2014

Full instructions for the Portico application form are available here: www.ucl.ac.uk/studyabroad/how-to-apply/

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, please include this on your online application. 

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.

Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Mathematical & Physical Sciences

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments:

  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Earth Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Statistical Science

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme which allows for a year to be spent abroad.

The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to Study Abroad
  1. Find out where you can apply and do your research
  2. Meet with your Study Abroad Tutor to agree on a list of institutions
  3. Log in to Portico and complete the Study Abroad Approval Request
  4. Once your Study Abroad Approval Request is approved, you will need to complete the second part of the application form on Portico. This should be submitted before 4pm on 28 November 2014

Full instructions for the Portico application form are available here: www.ucl.ac.uk/studyabroad/how-to-apply/

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, please include this on your online application. 

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.

Social & Historical Sciences

The information in this section applies to students from the following departments

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Geography

Anthropology, Archaeology and Geography

If you are studying Anthropology or BA/BSc Geography*, the period of study abroad will be one semester and will take place during the autumn term of your third year.

*Students on the BA/BSc Geography (International) route will spend the third year of their four-year programme abroad.

If you are studying Archaeology, in order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme. The period of study abroad will be one year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to Study Abroad
  1. Find out where you can apply and do your research
  2. Meet with your Study Abroad Tutor to agree on a list of institutions
  3. Log in to Portico and complete the Study Abroad Approval Request
  4. Once your Study Abroad Approval Request is approved, you will need to complete the second part of the application form on Portico. This should be submitted before4pm on 28 November 2014

Full instructions for the Portico application form are available here: www.ucl.ac.uk/studyabroad/how-to-apply/

Applications for Erasmus Exchanges

If you would like to be considered for a place on one of the Erasmus exchanges open to students from your department, please include this on your online application. 

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - the Study Abroad Team will provide you with further details during the spring term.


Economics and History

If you are studying Economics or History, in order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, a four-year degree programme. The period of study abroad will be one  year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your year abroad from your department during the autumn term of your second year. Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your second year, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to your host university

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Students Wishing to Study Abroad in Canada

Students studying Economics have the option of spending their year abroad at the University of Toronto or the University of British Columbia in Canada.

Students studying History with a Year Abroad have the option of spending their year abroad at the University of Toronto.

As these Canadian exchanges are coordinated centrally by the Study Abroad Team and are also open to students from other academic departments, if you would like to be considered for a place on one of these exchanges you must submit a UCL Exchange Application to the Study Abroad Team during the autumn term of your second year.

Applications for UCL Exchanges will open in November 2013 and the application deadline will be 4pm on Friday 29 November 2013.

School of Slavonic & East European Studies

SSEES

In order to study abroad you must be registered for, or transfer to, one of the four-year degree programmes. The period of study abroad will be one  year and it will take place during the third year of your four-year programme.

You do not need to submit a Study Abroad Approval Form

Applying for your placement

You will receive guidance about planning and preparing for your year abroad from your department during the autumn term of your second year. Contact your Study Abroad Tutor for further details.

During the spring term of your second year, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your year abroad.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

Slade School of Fine Art

Fine Art

In order to study abroad you must be registered for the four-year BA Fine Art programme (in which case the period of study abroad will take place during the autumn term of your third year), or the three-year BFA Fine Art programme (in which case the period of study abroad will take place during the autumn term of your second year).

You do not need to submit a Study Abroad Approval Form

Expression of Interest Form

These will be available to collect from the Student Centre or your Study Abroad Tutor from November 2014. Completed forms must be returned to the Student Centre by Friday 30 January 2015

During the spring term, you will participate in the Study Abroad Preparation Programme, the successful completion of which is a prerequisite for progression to your period of study abroad.

Applying to your host institution

With the assistance of your department and the Study Abroad Team, you will prepare your application to the institution at which you wish to study abroad. Application deadlines will differ according to the institution you are applying to - contact your Study Abroad Tutor for details.

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